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 Spring Sports Begin This Week at Arete Prep! 

Are you registered? Is your physical up to date? Spring Sports begin this week. Beginning Archery is the exception and will start after spring break.Keep checking our athletics website 
Arete Prep Athletics Website  for up to date athletics information. General registration questions can be directed to Athletic Director Todd Conklin ( Sport specific questions can be directed to the spring coaching staff (see below.) 

Spring 2019 Middle School Sports:
MS Track and Field:
Start Date: Monday, February 4th, 4:00 - 5:30. Meet on the basketball court next to the gym.
February Practice Schedule: Monday through Thursday, 4:00 - 5:30

MS Girls Basketball:
Start Date: Tuesday 2/5 3:45-5:15pm, 2nd practice Wednesday 2/6 4:45-6:00pm
Practice Schedule: Varies based on gym availability, calendar to be posted

MS Boys Basketball: 
Start Date: Monday 2/4 3:45-5:15pm, 2nd practice Wednesday 2/6 3:30-4:45pm
Practice Schedule: Varies based on gym availability, calendar to be posted

MS Swimming:
Start Date: Wednesday 2/6 4:00-5:30
Practice Schedule: Mondays and Wednesdays 4:00-5:30 at EVO on Power Road, Mesa
Meets: All GHMSL meets hosted at Phoenix Country Day School, dates TBD

Spring 2019 HS Sports:

HS Track and Field:
Start Date: Monday 2/4 4:30-5:45pm
Practice Schedule: 4:45-6:15pm Monday-Friday
Meets (more to be added):  AZ Preps 365 Arete Track Schedule

HS Baseball:
Start Date: Tuesday, 2/5 @ Higley Traditional Academy (tentative), Wed 2/6 at Arete Prep Cages
Practice Schedule: TBD
Game Schedule (as of 1/30):  AZ Preps 365 Arete Baseball Schedule

HS Beach Volleyball:
Start Date: Tuesday 2/5 4:00-6:00pm at McQueen Park
Practice Schedule: Tuesdays/Thursdays 4:00-6:00pm at McQueen Park
Match Schedule (as of 1/30):  AZ Preps 365 Arete Beach Schedule

Start Date:  Wednesday 2/6 Player/Parent Meeting 3:00-3:30pm  Arete Classroom 101
1st practice: 2/7 4:00-5:30pm at Sunland Village East
Practice Schedule: Sunland Village East
Game Schedule (matches to be added): Matches at Superstition Springs

Full team/practice calendars are being developed and can be found throughout the season on our athletics website-----hover over the "More" tab to view calendars on the left hand side.
Boys Varsity Basketball- 1A East Tourney Champs! 

The Arete Prep Boys Basketball team made history last week, winning the programs first AIA Region Tournament Championship. The #3 seed Chargers knocked off #2 Ray 48-47  in a Tuesday Semifinal. They returned to Fort Thomas Thursday and beat #1 seeded hosts 56-51. Erik Baker led the charge with 15 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists. Fellow Senior Guard Joey Patrick had 15 points and 9 rebounds. Sean Baker is back from illness and posted a double double with 11 points and 12 boards. Fort Thomas had taken the regular season meeting between the two but the motivated Chargers were at their best, when their best was required!
Next up, Arete Prep will play in the AIA 1A State Tournament, on 2/15 in Prescott. Opponent and location are TBD.
Congratulations coaches and players. Thank you to everyone who traveled to support the boys at the tournament!
Chargers Earn All Region Honors

Congratulations to the following Arete Prep Winter Student Athletes who have received All-Region Honors:
Boys Basketball: All 1A East Region 
1st Team:
Senior- Guard- Eric Baker
2nd Team:
Senior-Guard- Joey Patrick
Girls Basketball: All 1A East Region
2nd Team: 
Freshman- Forward- Alissa Kassebaum
Freshman-Guard- Mariah Dominguez
Boys Soccer: All 3A Metro East Region
Honorable Mention:
Senior-Striker- Joey Frechette
Senior- Midfielder- Brandon Small
Sophomore- Defender- Enoch Odedina
Sophomore- Midfielder- Caleb Richards
Girls Soccer: All 3A Metro East Region 
1st Team:
Sophomore- Defender- Tania Davidson
2nd Team:
Senior-Striker- Sarah Bowen
Honorable Mention:
Junior- Midfielder- Juliana Davidson
Senior- Defender- Abby Spencer
CarLife Charger of the Week (1/27-2/3) 
Toni Atolagbe- Sophomore- Basketball
Toni helped the boys varsity basketball team to their first Region Tourney Championship as they beat Ft. Thomas 56-51. Toni scored 13 points in the championship game and played great defense. He has displayed a coachable attitude and a shown a lot of poise as a younger player joining an experienced varsity group this year. Toni has done a little bit of everything to help the team succeed. Congratulations Toni! 

Previous Winners:
1/21-1/27 Brandon Small- Soccer
1/14-1/20- Alissa Kassebaum- Basketball 
1/7-1/12 Erik Baker- Basketball 
12/10-12/16 Helen Letizia- Soccer
12/3-12/8  Shawn Baker- Basketball 
11/26-12/1 Tania Davidson- Soccer 
11/19-11/25 Joey Patrick- Basketball 
11/5-11/10  Adam Whitehead- Cross Country 
10/29-11/3  Amanda Zajdzinski- Swimming
10/15-10/22 Amanda Zajdzinski, Luke Nicholas- Swimming 
10/1-10/14 Titan Palmer, Pierce Garver, Jack Spano- Football 
9/24-9/29   Brennan Weir - Senior- Football 
9/17-9/22   Adam Whitehead- Junior- Cross Country
9/10-9/15   Risa Fish- Senior- Volleyball
9/3-9/8       Remington Wallace- Freshman- Swimming
8/27-9/1     Ben White- Senior- Football

Tuesday, February 5
3:00pm- Girls MS "A" Soccer GHMSL Qtrfinal @ Chandler Prep 
Early Release 1:45pm

2/15 Boys Varsity Basketball @ 1A State Tournament 
Details TBD

Last Week's Scores: 
Monday, January 28
4:00pm- Boys Varsity Soccer @ AZ Lutheran (L4-3)

Tuesday, January 29
2:30pm- Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Fort Thomas 1A EAST REGION TOURNEY (L)
4:00pm- Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Ray 1A EAST REGION TOURNEY (W 48-47)
5:00pm- Girls Varsity Soccer @ Paradise Honors (L 6-0)
6:00pm- Boys MS "A" Baseball GHMSL Playoffs vs. Glendale (W 11-0)
7:00pm- Boys Varsity Soccer @ Paradise Honors (L 8-4)

Wednesday, January 30
6:00pm- MS "B" Baseball GHMSL Playoffs vs. SPA (L 12-2)

Thursday, January 31
7:00pm- Boys Varsity Basketball @ Fort Thomas- Region Championship (W 56-51)

Friday, March 1
4:00pm- Boys MS "A" Baseball GHMSL Qtrfinal @ Veritas (L 14-4)
5:30pm- Girls MS "B White" Soccer GHMSL Playoffs @ Odyssey (L3-1)

Saturday, March 2
10:00am- Boys MS Soccer GHMSL Playoffs vs. North Pointe (L 6-2)
11:30am- Girls MS "A" Soccer GHMSL Playoffs vs. Anthem (win by forfeit)
12:00pm- Girls MA "B Green" Soccer GHMSL Playoffs vs. SPA (L10-1)

CALENDARS - Practices & Competitions

These calendars can and will continue to change over the season.  Always stay in contact with your coach for up-to-date team information. Please occasionally check in with the athletics website calendars for the most updated schedules. 

other calendars to be added...

Visit East Valley Sports to Order Your Varsity Jacket!
You may now visit East Valley Sports (6306 East Main Street, Mesa, 85205) to inquire about ordering an Arete Prep Varsity Jacket. We have redesigned the Varsity Letter that was distributed at Fall Sports Awards. IF YOU ARE ORDERING A JACKET, please contact Coach Conklin to receive the new letter. Please keep in mind that jackets take 7-8 weeks for production. We are very excited to see school pride represented in Varsity Jackets around campus! Jackets are dress code approved but may only be worn by the owner. 

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As always, visit our athletics website:
for information, updates, schedules, rosters, scores, and more! Content will continue to be added throughout the year! 


1. Complete the Athletic Online Enrollment. (Must be completed by a parent/guardian.) 

2. Every athlete must submit a physical on the approved AIA Physical Forms. Physicals are good for 12 months and must be resubmitted annually. 

3. Submit the athletic fee. All middle school sports (including archery) are $250. All high school sports are $290. Select Online Payment to pay by debit/credit card online, or you may submit cash, check, or money to the front office. 

4. (HS ONLY) If not previously completed, every high school athlete must complete the Brainbook Concussion Course. The AIA will notify Arete electronically once the student has successfully completed the course. High school athletes are required to complete this course only once during their high school career. 

All items must be completed and turned in before your student may participate in their sport.
Spring 2019 Coaches:

Varsity Boys Baseball: Coach Cord Smith,

Varsity Coed Track and Field: Coach Mike Caviness,

Varsity Beach Volleyball: Coach Colton Loving,  cloving

Varsity Golf: Coach Ben Weir,

MS "A" Girls Basketball: Coach Jacob Howell,

MS "B" Girls Basketball: Coach Michael Naaktgeboren,

MS "A" Boys Basketball: Coach Jason Bellomy,

MS "B" Boys Basketball: Nathan McAnally

MS Swimming: Rachel Laveen,
Todd Conklin
Director of Athletics
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